While board exams are usually in February and March, the state had said it would delay them considering Covid-19. “We are looking to start HSC exams after April 15 and SSC from May 1. I will meet board officials on January 5 and decide the final dates and timetable,” Gaikwad told TOI. Over 17 lakh students appear for SSC exams and 13 lakh for HSC exams.
She had earlier said consultations with experts and officials had revealed that the board exams cannot be held later than the first week of May due to high temperatures in parts of Maharashtra and rain in June.
Gaikwad also said the government had not decided on reopening schools for classes VIII and below and will consult health experts due to the new Covid-19 strain.